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Professeur Raphaël Tshimanga

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Dr. Raphaël Tshimanga Muamba, hydrologist, Professor, Gender: Male, Nationality: Congolese (DRC)

Congo Basin Water Resources Research and Capacity Building Center – CRREBaC

https://cd.linkedin.com/public-profile/in/raphael-tshimanga-43349774

University of Kinshasa, DRC - P.O BOX: 1031, UNIKIN, Kinshasa, DRC

Email: raphtm@yahoo.fr (main); raphael.tshimanga@unikin.ac.cd (alternate)

Cell: +243 (0) 820949456

Derniers articles du Professeur Raphaël Tshimanga

Educational Background and degrees 

  • 2012. Post-Doc in Hydrology (Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa), April – December 2012.

  • 2012. PhD in Hydrology (Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa), Jan 2009- April 2012.

  • 2008.     Research Fellow in water resources management, Unifob Global, University of Bergen, Norway.

  • 2007. MSc (2 years) in Integrated Water Resources Management, Majoring in Hydrology (Department of Water Resources Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania),

  • 2004. PGD in Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development (International Annual Diploma course, Hydraulic Research Institute; Cairo, Egypt).

  • 2001. BSc and Hons. (5 years) Agricultural Engineering, Majoring in Soil and Water Sciences, (Department of Natural Resources Management, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, DRC). 

Other Professional Trainings 

  • 2016. Training of Trainers in Flood Service for the Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa, 15th – 26th August 2016, MESA SADC THEMA, University of Zimbabwe.

  • 2012.   Copy Editing and Proof-reading for Academic Purposes (DUSA, Rhodes University).

  • 2009. Regional Training of Trainers in Groundwater Management. November 2009, Dar es salaam, Tanzania (AFRICAN GROUNDWATER NETWORK, CAP NET, BGR, SADC).

  • 2009. Modelling Support to Hydraulic Engineering in River Basin Development. July 2009, Hydraulic Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt (UNESCO-IHE, NILE BASIN CAPACITY BUILDING FOR RIVER ENGINEERING, HYDRAULIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE).

  • 2009. Regional Training of Trainers in GIS and Remote Sensing for IWRM, 26th Jan-3th February 2009, Bahir Dar Univerity, Ethiopia ( BAHIR DAR UNIVERSITY, NILE IWRM NET, GWP, CAP NET).

  • 2008. Professional Training in Facilitation Skills: WORLD BANK INSTITUTE- Nile Basin Initiative, September 2008, Zanzimbar (WBI, NBI).

  • 2007. Regional Training of Trainers in Groundwater management and IWRM, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal (November 2007).

  • 2007. Training in English proficiency and communication skills (British council, Tanzania).

  • 2006. Regional training course in water conflicts and resolution mechanisms (ToT, November,2006.  Nile IWRMnet, Nairobi, Kenya). (EU-WATER, UNDP, CAPNET, UNEP, AFRIDET)

  • 2005.  Regional Training of Trainers in IWRM (SEPTEMBER 2005, UNSECO chair in water resources, Khartoum, Sudan) (SOIL AND WATER MANAGEMENT NETWORK, CAPNET, NILE TRANSBOUDARY ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION PROJECT)

  • 2003. Training in projects design. University of Kinshasa; OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2003, KINSHASA D.R.CONGO.; 

Current and recently achieved projects

  • Climate-Water-Migration-Conflicts in the Congo Basin (Addressing climate- and water-driven migration and conflict interlinkages to build Community Resilience in the Congo Basin) 

  • - Type: Research project 

  • - Duration: 2019 – 2021

  • - Funding and Implementing Agencies: International Development Research Center – IDRC, Canada/ CRREBaC and UNU-INWEH 

  • - Position held: Principal Investigator 

  • Implementation of a capacity building programme on Earth Observation Applications for water resources management in central Africa, Global Monitoring of Environment for Security in Africa 

  • - Type: Research project 

  • - Duration: 2018 – 2020

  • - Funding and Implementing Agencies: African Union/ CICOS  

  • - Position held: Co-Investigator for the Implementing Partner  

  • Next generation flood hazard mapping for the African continent at hyper-resolution-HYFLOOD

  • - Type: Research project 

  • - Duration: 2019 – 2021

  • - Funding and Implementing Agencies: National Environment Research Council -UK/ University of Bristol and CRREBaC 

  • - Position held: Co-Investigator 

  • Developing a Framework of Catchment Classification for Hydrological Predictions and Water Resources Management in the Congo River Basin 

  • - Type: Research project

  • - Duration: 2019 – 2021

  • - Funding and Implementing Agencies: Royal Society and African Academy of Sciences 

  • - Position held: Research Fellow - Principal Investigator 

  • Design of an Optimal Hydro-meteorological Network for the Kasai River Basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • - Type: Investment project 

  • - Duration: April 2018 – November 2018

  • - Funding and Implementing Agencies: African Development Bank/ Ministry of Rural Development 

  • - Position held: Lead Consultant 

  • Integrated Water Resources and Wastewater Management in Small Island Developing States in Atlantic and Indian Ocean Project

  • - Type: Investment project 

  • - Duration: 2013-2017

  • - Funding and Implementing Agencies: GEF-UNDP, UNEP,UNOPS

  • - Position held: International Lead Consultant 

  • Congo River User Hydraulics and Morphology Project,

  • - Type: Research project

  • - Duration: 2016-2021

  • - Funding Agency: Royal Society – DFID 

  • - Position held: Principal Investigator 

  • Developing Regional Constraints for Streamflow Prediction and Climate Change Impacts Assessment in Ungauged Catchments of the Congo River http://www.tiger.esa.int/PDF/TIGER_Newsletter_20.pdf.

  • - Duration: November 2014 – December 2015

  • - Funding Agency: European Union- TIGER-ESA

  • - Position held: Principal Investigator

  • Development of a Water Evaluation And Planning (WEAP) model for the Congo River Basin: World Bank Project on Enhancing the Resilience of African Infrastructures to Climate Changes https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/21875. 

  • - Type: Investment project 

  • - Duration: February 2013 – June 2014

  • - Funding Agency: World Bank Group

  • - Position held: Principal Investigator

  • Assessment of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in water sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (February to December, 2013), Ministry of Environment, DRC.

  • - Duration: February – December  2013 

  • - Funding Agency: UNDP/Ministry of Environment, DRC

  • - Position held: Principal Investigator

  • Assessing the Status of hydro-meteorological services in  the Democratic Republic of Congo  

  • - Duration: June 2014 – November 2015. 

  • - Funding Agency: Economic Commission of Central African Sates/Global Water Partneship 

  • - Position held: Principal Investigator

History of employment 

  • 2018 + Director of the Congo Basin Water Resources Research Center (CRREBaC).

  • 2013-2019. Deputy Head, and Head of the Department of Natural Resources Management, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, University of Kinshasa, DRC.

  • 2013-2018. Professor of hydrology and water resources, Department of Natural Resources Management, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, University of Kinshasa, DRC.

  • 2015-2017. Senior Expert, in charge of Modeling and Water Resources Allocation Tool for the Congo River Basin, The International Commission of the Congo-Sangha-Oubangui - CICOS.

  • 2008-2013. Lecturer, Department of Natural Resources Management, Majoring in Soil and Water Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, University of Kinshasa.

  • 2004-2008. Assistant Lecturer, Department of Natural Resources Management, majoring in Soil and Water Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, University of Kinshasa.

  • 2002-2004. Professional of water resources, Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Water and Forests, DRC.

Academic mobility 

  • Visiting Academics: School of Geographical Sciences, Bristol University, United Kingdom, September to November 2019.

  • Visiting Professor, MSc course in climate change and natural disasters risks management, University of Burundi. 

Prices

  • 2015: Price of Intelligence.  Trophée Notre Beau Métier, NGO: les Ecoliers dans le Monde. Q.G. 34, Av. Masikita, Q. Bumba, Ngaliema, D R Congo. +243 819926299 http://kinyabanakin.blogspot.com/2015/12/accueil-santesocietecommunicationparten.html 

Membership

Scientific Committee Member for the International Geosciences Programme (IGCP)/ UNESCO- (2014-to date); CB-HYDRONET (July-2013- present); African Ground Water Network – AGWnet (2008-present); Cap-Net (2010-present); International Association of Hydrological Sciences – IAHS (2010-present); Waternet (2007-present); Nile Basin Capacity Building for River Engineering-NBCBN (2004-present).

Service to communities through committee work, advisory boards

From 2005-2009, I served as a member of the DRC National Training Committee under the Nile Basin Initiative. Since 2013, I am coordinating the Congo Basin Network for Research and Capacity Building in Water Resources (CB-HYDRONET), a regional network of capacity building that is supported by Cap-Net UNDP (the global network of capacity development in water resources). Since its inception, CB-HYDRONET has implemented a number of regional and national training and capacity development activities including operational hydrology, IWRM and climate change, catchment based approach to flood disaster risks management, urban flood management, hydrological modelling and water resources assessment in ungauged catchments, Africa water week, etc. Since 2014, I am a Scientific Committee Member for the International Geosciences Programme (IGCP)/ UNESCO. Since 2014, I am the DRC Taskforce for the central African regional strategy of hydrometerological services under the Global Water Partnership-CAf and the Economic Commission of Central African States. I am currently a reviewer for the Physics and Chemistry of the earth, an Elsevier journal; and the Hydrological Sciences Discussion Journal. From 2014 to 2017 I offered services to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the implementation of a development project on Integrated Water Resource and Wastewater Management in Small Island Developing States in Atlantic and Indian Ocean. During the same period, I also offered services to the International Commission of the Congo Basin (CICOS) to support the development and implementation of the MAKE HYDRO BASIN, under the Congo River Basin Commission (CICOS) project aimed at supporting the riparian countries in sustainable management and planning of water resources. Currently, I am assisting the Ministry of Rural Development in the DRC under the African Development Bank project to design and implement an optimal hydro-meteorological monitoring network for the Kasai basin in the central part of the DRC.  I am also providing support to CICOS to implement a capacity building programme on Earth Observation Applications for water management.

Selected publications  

I am an Author and Co-author of a number of peer reviewed papers and book chapters, which show a wide collaboration with international partners. 

Peer reviewed articles

  • Tshimanga, R.M., Bola, G.,  Kabuya, P., Nkaba, L., Neal, J., Hawker, L., Trigg A.M., Bates,P., Hughes, A.D.,  Hughes, Laraque, A., Woods, R., Wagener,, T., 2020. Towards a framework of catchment classification for hydrologic predictions and water resources management in the ungauged basin of the Congo River: An a priori approach. Under review: American Geophysical Union – AGU Willey .

  • Carr, A.B., Trigg, M.A., Tshimanga, R.M., Borman, J.D., Smith, M.W. 2019. Greater Water Surface Variability Revealed by New Congo River Field Data: Implications for Satellite Altimetry Measurements of Large Rivers. Geophysical Research Letters https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL083720

  • Mushi, C.A., Ndomba,P.M., Trigg, M.A., Tshimanga, R.M., Mtalo, F. 2019. Assessment of basin-scale soil erosion within the Congo River Basin: A review. Catena 178 (2019) 64–76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2019.02.030

  • Beighley, E., Tshimanga, R.M., N’Kaya, M. G, 2019.  Establishing science campaigns in sub-Saharan Africa, Eos, 100, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019EO117249. 

  • Kim, D., Lee, H., Laraque, A., Tshimanga, R.M., Yuan, T., Jung, H.C., Beighley, E., Chang, C. 2017. Mapping spatio-temporal water level variations over the

  • central Congo River using PALSAR ScanSAR and Envisat altimetry data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2017

  • Vol. 38, No. 23, 7021–7040. https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2017.1371867

  • Yuan, T., Lee, H., Jung, H.C.,   Aierken, A., Beighley, E., Alsdorf, D., Tshimanga, R.M., Kim, D. 2017. Absolute water storages in the Congo River floodplains from integration of InSAR and satellite radar altimetry. Remote Sensing of Environment 201 (2017) 57–72.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.09.003. 

  • Alsdorf, D., Beighley, E., Laraque, A., Lee, H., Tshimanga, R.M.,  O’Loughlin, F., Mahe, G., Dinga, B., Moukandi, G., Spencer, R.G.M. 2016. Opportunities for Hydrologic Research in the Congo Basin. Reviews of Geophycs, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016RG000517/full.

  • Tshimanga, R.M., Hughes, D.A., 2014. Basin-scale performance of a semidistributed rainfall-runoff model for hydrological predictions and water resources assessment of large rivers: The Congo River, Water Resour. Res., 50,doi:10.1002/2013WR014310

  • Hughes, D.A., Tshimanga, R.M., Sithabile, T., Tanner, J., 2013. Simulating Wetland Impacts on Streamflow in Southern Africa Using a Monthly Hydrological Model. Journal of Hydrological Processes DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9725

  • Tshimanga, R.M., Hughes, D.A., 2012. Climate change and impacts on the hydrology of the Congo Basin: the case of the northern sub-basins of the Oubangui and Sangha Rivers. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 50–52 (2012) 72–83

  • Tshimanga, R.M., Hughes, D.A., Kapangaziwiri, E., 2011. Understanding hydrological processes and estimating model parameter values in large basins: The case of the Congo River Basin.  IAHS Publ.345: 17-22.

  • Tshimanga, R.M., Hughes, D.A., Kapangaziwiri, E., 2011. Initial calibration of a semi-distributed rainfall-runoff model for the Congo River Basin. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 36: 14-15.

  • Hughes, D.A., Tshimanga, M.R., Sithabile, T., 2010. Simulating the hydrology and water resources of large rivers in southern Africa. Global Change-Facing Risks and Threats to Water Resources. IAHS Publ.340: 591-597, 2010.

  • Tshimanga, R.M., Ndomba, P. M., 2008. Environmental water requirements rapid assessment (Downstream of the Hydropower Plant of Lower Kihansi), Nile Basin Water Engineering Scientific Magazine, Vol. 1, October 2008, 12-21.

Book chapters

  • Tshimanga, R.M., Alsdorf, D., Laraque, A., Hughes, D.A., Gulemvuga, G., Mahe, G., 2016. Hydrology of

  • Large Rivers: the Congo River Basin. In Handbook of Applied Hydrology (Ed. Vijay Singh), ISBN:

  • 9780071835091, McGraw-Hill Education 2016

  • Tshimanga, R.M., Tshitenge, JM., Kabuya, P., Alsdorf, D., Mahe, G., Kibukusa , G., Lukanda V., 2016. A

  • Regional Perceptive of Flood Forecasting and Disaster Management Systems for the Congo

  • River Basin. In Flood Forecasting: A Global Persepective (Eds. Thomas E Adams and Thomas

  • C. Pagano), ISBN: 978-0-12-801884-2, ELSEVIER.

  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2016. Water and food systems in the Congo rainforest. In Water and Food, A history of

  • water, ser. 3, v. 3 (Eds. Terje, and Terje Oestigaard), ISBN: 9781780768717, I. B. Tauris 2016

  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2009. The Congo Nile: Water Uses, Policies and Challenges, in the river nile in the post-colonial age, conflict and cooperation in the nile basin countries, I. B. Tauris & Company, Li. 2009.

  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2009. Traditional Systems of Water and Water Resources Management Along the Upper Congo River. In Water, Culture and Identity: Comparing Past and Present Traditions in the Nile Basin Region.  BRIC Press, Bergen, 2009, 272 pp. ISBN 978-82-7453-080-5.

Thesis

  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2012. Hydrological uncertainty analysis and scenario based streamflow modelling for the Congo River Basin. PhD thesis, Rhodes University repository. South Africa.

  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2007. Stream flow Variability and Environmental water requirements for the Lower Kihansi Hydropower Plant – An application of hydraulic and hydrological simulations for Environmental Flow Assessment-. MSc thesis, Department of Water Resources Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania. 2007.

Technical reports

  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2017. Integrated Water Resources Management Plan for the Union of Comoros, Consultancy report submitted to UNOPS. Contract No: 72841-P65506-L0-00.

  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2016. National IWRM Road Map for the Union of Comoros, Consultancy report submitted to UNOPS. Contract No: 72841-P62241-00.

  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2015. Integrated Watershed Management Plan for the Mutsamudu River, Consultancy report submitted to UNOPS. 2015/llCA-SP/58303/UNOPS.

  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2015. Water Resources Assessment of the Mutsamudu Watershed, Consultancy report submitted to UNOPS. 2015/llCA-SP/58303/UNOPS.

  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2015. Development of a Water Evaluation And Planning (WEAP) model for the Congo River Basin. Contribution report submitted for the World Bank Project on Enhancing the Resilience of African Infrastructures to Climate Changes https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/21875. 

  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2012. Mid-Term Evaluation of the UNDP/GEF Project on Partnership Interventions for the Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for Lake Tanganyika. Consultancy report submitted to UNOPS. UNOPS contract No.2011/LICA-SP/26296.

  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2008. The Status of IWRM Implementation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Consultancy report submitted to the Nile Basin Initiative for the study of assessment of the level of IWRM implementation in the Nile region. UNOPS contract No. CA-ATP-07/008.

  • Tshimanga, R.M., 2007. Capacity Building Actions in Groundwater Management Issues as an Aspect of IWRM for the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Findings of a regional study for the six counties of Nile basin region (Burundi, DRCongo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda). Capnet, UNDP, BGR.

Conference Presentations

  • September 2018: Towards a Framework of Catchment Classification for Hydrological Predictions and Water Resources Management in Ungauged Basins of the Congo River. AGU Chapman Conference, 25-27 Sept.2018, Washington DC, USA. https://agu.confex.com/agu/18chapman4/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/342139

  • September 2018: Quantifying Water Resources Availability and Assessing Water Use Scenarios for the Congo River Basin. AGU Chapman Conference, 25-27 Sept.2018, Washington DC, USA. 

  • https://agu.confex.com/agu/18chapman4/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/343165

  • September 2018: Strengthening research capacity for improved water resources management in the Congo basin: the case of the Congo Basin Water Resources Research Center – CRREBaC. AGU Chapman Conference, 25-27 Sept.2018, Washington DC, USA.

  • https://agu.confex.com/agu/18chapman4/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/471864 

  • May 2018: Potential of Accoustic Doppler Technology for Large Scale in-situ Measurements of the Congo River. 3rd International Conference on African Large River Basin Hydrology (ICALRBH). Algeria.

  • Octobre 2012: An a priori Approach to Model Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Analysis in Large Catchments of the Congo River Basin. 90th IAHS-PUB decade, Delft, The Netherlands. 

  • Octobre 2012: Assessing the Potential Use of Regional Flow Duration Curves for Hydrological Predictions in Large Catchments of the Congo River Basin. 16th SANCHIAS Symposium. Pretoria, RSA 2012.

  • Septembre 2012: Climate Change and Impacts on the Hydrology of the Congo Basin. Atelier sur “Socio-economic Consequences of Climate Change in Sub-Equatorial Africa”. Atelier de dissemination organisee par l’Univerite d’Oslo, Univerisite de Malawi et le ministere de l’environment et changement climatiue de Malawi. Malawi, 2012.   

  • Octobre 2011: On Perceptual Model for Informed Modelling Decision in Large River Basin. The Case of the Congo Basin.  15th SANCHIAS Symposium. Grahamstown, RSA 2012.

  • Septembre 2011: Atelier Régional sur le Changement Climatique et la Pêche dans les Pays de Grands Lacs. Autorite de Lac Tanganyika. Nairobi 2012. 

  • Juillet 2011: Understanding hydrological processes and estimating model parameter values in large basins: The case of the Congo River Basin. 25th Symposium de l’Union Internationale pour la Géodésie et Géophysique, Melbourne, Australie 2011. 

  • Octobre 2010.  Initial calibration of the Pitman rainfall-runoff model for the Congo River Basin. Waternet Symposium, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 2012.

  • Novembre  2008. Environmental Water Requirements in the context of competing uses: proceedings of the Nile Basin Development Forum, November 2008, Khartoum, Sudan.